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CPSM Certification

SMPS offers a credential that recognizes your marketing expertise, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. The designation serves as a mark of distinction – a CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services. Earning your CPSM designation proves proficiency in the domain’s knowledge areas and skill sets, and sets the bar for professional expertise and excellence.

View the video below on the Value of Becoming a CPSM. To learn more about becoming a CPSM including eligibility requirements, fees, and study materials, click here.

SMPS Boston is committed to helping its members become CPSMs by offering study groups and scholarships.

Study Groups

The CPSM Study Group is held once a year to help CPSM candidates study for the CPSM exam. The study group is designed to provide the support you need to pass the exam including open discussion, learning activities, and mock exams. Each session is led by a CPSM. There are eight sessions in all and the study group will cover the six domains of practice: Marketing Research, Marketing Planning, Client & Business Development, Proposals, Promotional Activity and Management. The goal of the CPSM Study Group is to prepare you to take (and pass) the CPSM exam.

Scholarships Available!

We understand that not all firms are able to pay for their employees to take the exam. Because of this, SMPS Boston offers multiple scholarships each year for members who need help covering the exam cost. Applicants must be an SMPS Boston member, eligible to take the exam, participate in the yearly study group, and must take the exam within three months of submitting the application. Download the application.

For more information about the CPSM Program or the CPSM Study Session Group, please contact one of our Committee Members:

PJ Roscoe, CPSM
Director, CPSM Committee
(978) 609-4862

Tracey C. O’Connor, CPSM
Chair, CPSM Committee
Associate/Marketing Manager
(617) 520-9485

Karyn Tirabassi, CPSM
Market Development Representative
eClinical Solutions
(774) 279.4113

Hilary Nieukirk, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Shawmut Design and Construction
(617) 622-7246

Jamie Gannon, CPSM
Proposal/Marketing Manager
(617) 607-2603

Stephanie Tyll, CPSM
Marketing Manager
(214) 728.5534

Rebecca Maloney, CPSM
Director of Marketing & Business Development
RFS Engineering
(978) 473-1178

Check our recruitment video – UP YOUR GAME – for #CPSMWeek2018!


SMPS Boston participated in a CPSM Recruitment Video Contest which included winners from small, medium, large and extra-large SMPS Chapters. SMPS Boston swept the competition with our Family Feud / CPSM themed recruitment video by an extra large chapter!  Participants included Karyn Tirabassi (Creative Director), Chuck Raymond (Host), and the players: Hilary Nieukirk, Kirsten Papagni, PJ Roscoe, Kim Smith, and Ken Sterritt. Video by Glenn di Benedetto of Green Light N Go.